TWO football supporters in Germany have been killed in separate incidents as they celebrated their country winning the World Cup final. One 19-year-old man died in hospital on Monday from stab wounds after becoming involved in a scuffle at a cinema showing the match in the western city of Bremen.
The fight broke out after coverage of the match was interrupted, raising tensions and forcing patrons to move to another room to continue watching the game.
A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested by police. In southern Germany, an elderly man died on the streets of the resort town of Bad Reichenhall in Upper Bavaria after being beaten around the head, Munich’s Abendzeitung reported. A woman was attacked soon afterwards by the same assailant, police believe, only a few streets away and she was taken to hospital. Police are still searching for the assailant.
Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final at the Maracana after an extra-time goal from Mario Gotze.